RCS has introduced additional saliva antigen controls at the Giro d'Italia, in agreement with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the teams, to reinforce the health measures provided for in the UCI protocol in compliance with the measures of the Ministry of Health of Italy. In the event of a positive salivary test result, a PCR test is carried out to validate the result.
A total of 512 tests were performed:
- No rider tested positive for Covid-19
- No team's staff tested positive for Covid-19.
In line with the UCI protocol, a new series of PCR control tests will be carried out on the second rest day on 19 October.